More than 50 original film costumes – the results of artistic ingenuity, the art of tailoring, and not least careful calculation and planning – have been installed in the studio space. Outside the framework of the cinematic space, these testimonies to the art of staging fabric have a presence all their own. Their static presentation enables visitors to closely examine the costumes, which in the museum setting become three-dimensional exhibits. Labels indicate the material they are made of: crêpe, brocade, paduasoy, gold and silver lamé, muslin, organdy, velvet, satin, silk, lace, taffeta, tulle, tweed, wool – all of them fabrics that bear witness to Barbara Baum’s constant pursuit of the highest quality and the “right” material. Because the original costumes may not be touched for reasons of conservation, an area has been set up where visitors can feel 50 samples of the high-quality fabrics.